August 24, 2012

TRAVEL at The Cake Club

I hope I can say that I’m already back to writing. Juggling a lot of responsibilities and making sure that I set my priorities straight gave me a difficult time to write. I love my blog since this opened opportunities for me. Well, I’m slowly trying to write again, updated the look of the site and collected stories that I’m eager to publish. :)

Last July, TRAVEL magazine organized an afternoon tea with blogger and media friends. Spearheaded by Monique Buensalido, associate publisher and deputy editor of TRAVEL, a small gathering was held to talk about the all-filipino issue, and announce the partnership TRAVEL closed with the Department of Tourism. It was a delight to see some of the country’s top travel bloggers united in exchanging stories about their experiences.

Patricia Tan, Monique Buensalido and April Cabatit of TRAVEL

Monique and I with the surprise guest, Tessa!

TRAVEL's June-July 2012 Issue
TRAVEL's August-September 2012 Issue

The event was held at the chic new dessert place in Bonifacio Highstreet, The Cake Club. It is a casual spot where friends or families can eat, chill and pass the time. I’ve had the pleasure of dining there before and I instantly fell in love with the truffle oil french fries. I have a hard time controlling myself when I’m faced with it since the aroma is intoxicating and the taste is delectable.

The ice creams and cakes are the best. They have a good selection but my personal favorite among all are the Ispahan Cake, Genmaicha Ice Cream and Black Sesame Ice Cream. I remembered how much my grandfather enjoys ice cream and I thought that he might appreciate the taste of genmaicha since the flavor is Japanese green tea - the kind with the roasted rice taste.

The resto might sound simply like a dessert spot but they serve main courses that are unique as their cakes and ice creams. Start off with a few bites of the Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart Salad and move on to something heavy with the Lamb Burger. Wines are also available to pair with whatever you decide to order.

My personal favorite is the Porcini Mushroom Crepe. It’s embarrassing to admit this but after the first bite, I realized that I wanted to eat the entire plate. hahahahahaha! I love how the mushrooms are fresh and that the cream they use is light yet tasty. Compliments to the chef!

Can't stop loving the Porcini Mushroom Crepe

If you want to bring home something after dining, you can choose from the different Royce chocolates that are sold in the resto. If you’re a tea lover like me, try the selection of Hediard teas. 

I promised myself that one rainless Saturday, I will drive to Bonifacio Highstreet to walk my dog Adam around. Afterwards, I will stay at a table outside and have a quiet time eating cakes and ice creams at The Cake Club. Now, when will that be?

Special thanks to my friend Melanie Pallorina of Diamond Hotel (seated in the middle) and Diamond Hotel's General Manager, Madam Vanessa Suatengco

The Cake Club
UG/F Bonifacio High Street Central, East Superblock, 7th Ave corner 29th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

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